Pi Bond Rotation

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Pi Bond Rotation

Postby KDang_1D » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:17 am

What does the pi bond's inability to rotate mean when determining VSEPR structure? How is this concept applied?
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Re: Pi Bond Rotation

Postby Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:19 am

This means that the atoms with pi bonds (and the ones connected to atoms with pi bonds) are all in the same plane, since they cannot rotate like sigma bonds can.

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Re: Pi Bond Rotation

Postby Sam McNeill 1E » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:47 am

It also means that when pi bonds are present, atoms cannot rearrange themselves to become less or more polar.

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